After writing my weekly musings for the best part of a decade, I now find the Wednesday morning ritual a cathartic experience.
It's been a chaotic couple of days in the Senate and there's no sign of that changing this week!
The usual argy-bargy over procedure and process continues but it is the legislative agenda that is worthy of comment.
Last weekend I was fortunate enough to be a part of the celebrations for my parents' 50th wedding anniversary.
It was a lot of fun to share in a milestone that I suspect too few will achieve in the decades ahead.
There are some common themes heard whenever I travel around the country. Last night I was in Sydney speaking at the Northern Sydney Conservative Forum to a packed house of over 300 guests.
The current citizenship saga plaguing our parliament is diminishing its status even more.
Sometimes things are brought to your attention that leave you gobsmacked.
It happened to me this week thanks to an email from an Australian Conservatives member and concerned citizen.
Parliament has resumed for the Spring session and one could be forgiven for thinking that although time has passed, nothing has changed.
I have been on the road again this week gathering insights and information ahead of parliament resuming. There are so many significant issues that need addressing but all the media chatter is about redefining marriage.
It was at a luncheon last Friday when one of my guests said “be sure to watch the ABC’s Four Corners program on Monday night.”
I am writing this week’s comment at 35,000 feet en route to Townsville in Northern Queensland. It’s the final stop on a speaking tour discussing our nation and the role all of us can play in shaping its future.
Every event has been a full house, suggesting that many Australians are truly searching for a better way.
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